Monday, March 21, 2011

New Author Luke Hays Joins the WITS Podcast

Luke Hays, who has published his first novel at the young age of nineteen, sat down with WITS team member Sarah Moore to discuss his book The Sorcerer's Apprentice. The book, which Hays co-wrote with friend James Elmore, tells the story of Ethan Alexander, a boy who was left an orphan as an infant during the closing days of the Civil War and who comes to realize that he is part of a powerful legacy of full-blooded wizards. He is raised by Union Captain Jonathan Silas, who is also a wizard. As the story unfolds, Ethan must confront the moment in which his special powers will be tested in an emotional battle between good and evil.

While the story does focus on characters who are wizards or other entities of the supernatural realm, the message in The Sorcerer's Apprentice offers a broader appeal in its look into the world of school bullying, young romance, and the need to have confidence in one's own strength. It also provides the interesting backdrop of a transitional time in our nation's history.

During the interview, Luke Hays discusses his interest in the fantasy genre, how his talent for writing was cultivated, what is was like to collaborate with another writer, and much more.

Click here to listen... to the entire interview.

The Sorcerer's Apprentice is published through Outskirts Press and can be purchased through the Amazon website.

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